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Specification and analysis of SOC systems using COWS: a finance case study

Banti, Federico and Lapadula, Alessandro and Pugliese, Rosario and Tiezzi, Francesco Specification and analysis of SOC systems using COWS: a finance case study. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 235. pp. 71-105. ISSN 1571-0661 (2009)

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Service-oriented computing, an emerging paradigm for distributed computing based on the use of services, is calling for the development of tools and techniques to build safe and trustworthy systems, and to analyse their behaviour. Therefore many researchers have proposed to use process calculi, a cornerstone of current foundational research on specification and analysis of concurrent and distributed systems. We illustrate this approach by focussing on COWS, a process calculus expressly designed for specifying and combining services, while modelling their dynamic behaviour. We present the calculus and one of the analysis techniques it enables, that is based on the temporal logic SocL and the associated model checker CMC. We demonstrate applicability of our tools by means of a large case study, from the financial domain, which is first specified in COWS, and then analysed by using SocL to express many significant properties and CMC to verify them.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.entcs.2009.03.006
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Automated Specification and Verification of Web Systems (WWV 2008)
Funders: This work has been supported by the EU project SENSORIA, IST-2 005-016004.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Service-oriented computing; service orchestration; process calculi; logics and model checking
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Users 31 not found.
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 13:25
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2014 09:43
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/407

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